The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven powerful soccer figures were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.
The arrests of the senior FIFA officials in a dawn raid at a five-star Zurich hotel mark an unprecedented blow against soccer's powerful governing body, which for years has been dogged by allegations of corruption but always escaped major criminal cases.
The idea of rousting them from a Swiss Luxury Hotel is something out of a movie as well. It would be interesting to see if they were perp-walked with mistresses and high classed call girls in tow or not. It is also nice to see someone going after the rampantly corrupt FIFA after all these years.